Maximum Taekwondo & Yoga's two disparate workouts cover the spectrum of exercise. Taekwondo offers cardiovascular and strength training under the tutelage of former Navy man Brad Perkins, a martial arts teacher for 23 years. He focuses just as much on mental discipline and enjoyment as he does on the applied combat techniques of his martial art. On the other side of things, a team of seven yogis teaches seven kinds of yoga, helping build strength and flexibility through slow, controlled motion. They even tailor certain series of asana specifically for kids and teens, using stretches that benefit growing bodies and help kids feel like they have some control over how tall they turn out.
Since TNT's inception, 26 years ago, over 570,000 team members have raised more than $1.4 billion in the fight against blood cancers. Experienced, certified coaches prepare teams to walk or run half or full marathons, cycle century rides or complete triathlons, helping individuals achieve fitness goals while forming new friendships and making a difference in the lives of cancer patients.
BAM Academy isn't your run-of-the-mill gym. That will become obvious when you walk in and see people swinging on bars, bouncing off a spring-loaded floor, and literally running up the walls. The space?almost like an urban landscape?is especially equipped for parkour, a discipline that enables individuals to move through their environment quickly and fluidly.
Parkour is one of several disciplines taught at BAM, along with gymnastics and natural movement programs. It's based on functional movements and emphasizes strength, balance, and coordination, making it an effective fitness regimen for exercisers of any age. Those training in parkour can eventually become skilled enough to leap over hurdles and sprint up the sides of buildings, much like a superhero trying to catch the bus. For movement efficiency, BAM offers Ballistic Movements classes which entail short workouts utilizing kettlebells, sandbags, Bulgarian bags, battling ropes, and MMA style conditioning tools to help improve mobility, joint and shoulder stability, and core strength.
Coming from a large family of athletes, Tim Kaderli has made physical fitness a de facto part of his daily existence since he was a kid. He soon realized, however, that many others have never been exposed to the training techniques and nutritional habits that he relied on his entire life. This realization led him to found Synergy Fitness Boot Camp and to formulate his own methodology. Today, Kaderli aims to reach aspiring exercisers in three ways: fun and lighthearted fitness regimens, nutritional education, and motivational friendships between trainer and client. Joined by six other trainers, Tim meets with students morning, midday, and night at outdoor locations all over Austin, such as Milburn Community Park or Bee Cave Central Park. Alternatively, classes can convene at the Synergy High Intensity Training (HIT) Facilities, which provide students with equipment and shelter from the jealous glare of the sun?who will never be anything but an immobile ball of gaseous elements.
At Boot Camp 512, the enemy is predictability. Each day, your trainers will throw down a fresh guerilla-ambush worth of challenges for your muscles and your brain, fueling constant gains and keeping you engaged. Over the course of the one-hour camps, you'll run, squat, lunge, slam out push-ups and chin-ups, juggle kettlebells, punch slabs of beef, and end with a live crocodile wrestle. At the beginning and end of each session, you’ll complete a personal-fitness assessment to help set goals and measure results.